The Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada, has inaugurated the 6th Kogi House of Assembly, with a call on the members to work as a family for the development of the state.
Governor Wada while inaugurating the House stated that the function he performed was in consonance with Section 105(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which provides that the governor of a state shall issue a proclamation to that effect.
The Governor congratulated the legislators for their election and urged them to reciprocate the gestures back to the people of their various constituencies.
He assured them of the cooperation of the Executive Arm, as he pledged to abide by the rule that divided the functions from those of the Legislative Arm.
He also issued a proclamation and then exchanged handshakes with the Legislatures in respective of their party.
The Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office was administered by the Clerk of the House on the newly Legislators and thereafter nominations for the seat of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was called.
Friday Sani of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominated the former speaker of the 5th Assembly,Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, for the position of Speaker, while Mr Akuh was nominated by Victor Omofaiye of PDP Kabba Bunu, for the Deputy Speaker.
As the Swearing-in of the Speaker was going on, nominations did not go well with the APC members in the House, as they said the Clerk had not followed due process. The contention led to a rowdy session.
The 11 APC legislature in the House walked out, while the 14 PDP Legislature witnessed the Swearing-In ceremony and adjourned the sitting until August 13.
After the swearing-in ceremony, efforts by Channels Television to speak with the newly elected Speaker and some PDP Legislators in the House failed, as they all left the premises after the election. But some APC legislatures said the Speaker in question was only appointed but not elected, stressing that the development is unacceptable.